Manchester United lead race to sign in Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace
Manchester United are in pole position to sign in Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha. The English football giants are confident of acquiring services of the 20-year-old winger during the January transfer window.
After recording exceptional form for Crystal Palace this season, Wilfried Zaha has turned into one of the hottest young transfer prospects in the football market. The versatile forward’s future has been the subject of immense speculation with pundits suggesting Manchester United will beat Arsenal to sign him in.
Tottenham Hotspur are also sneaking in a bid for Wilfried Zaha, although Manchester United have been the favorites since Day One. Given that Manchester United are the most dominant clubs in England and are being managed by the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson, Wilfried Zaha will of course prefer to move to Old Trafford.
Arsenal takes great pride in grooming and producing the finest players on the field. Over the years, Arsenal has produced a plethora of world class players, which is why many young players are eager to play under the wings of Emirates boss Arsene Wenger. The Frenchman is keen on signing in Wilfried Zaha, but he will need a lot of luck to beat transfer interest from Manchester United.
Sir Alex Ferguson was expected to lose Nani and replace him with a new winger during the January transfer window, but now it appears as if the Scotsman has mercifully granted Nani one last chance to prove his worth to Manchester United.
Irrespective of Nani’s future at the club, Sir Alex Ferguson won’t let go off the opportunity to sign in Wilfried Zaha, even if Crystal Palace demand ridiculously transfer fees. Well, Sir Alex Ferguson did pay £8 million for Bebe, so shelling £15 million for Wilfried Zaha shouldn’t be a big problem.
Statements from Crystal Palace’s chairman Steve Parish paint a very different picture. In an interview to TalkSport, Steve Parish claimed Wilfried Zaha would remain at Crystal Palace till the end of the season.
“Right now, we’re concentrating on trying to get out of this league and the best way of doing that is adding to what we’ve got, not losing players,” Steve Parish said. “I think he will be a Palace player until the summer and then we will look at it. Obviously, we will look at anything that anybody offers us because we would be mad not to.
“If we feel we can move the club forward from doing certain things, then we will. So, never say never. But, right now, we are focused on trying to keep everyone in the squad.”